Survivor race war update: Jonathan switches allegiance again as yet another non-white person goes home

It’s kind of tragic that the most recent episode of Survivor Cook Islands aired on Thanksgiving. Viewership was down by about three million viewers (likely due to the holiday), even though this was one of the more dramatic episodes in recent memory. This season is continuing to rise to new highs in terms of drama and game play.

However, it’s also reaching new lows in terms of the way all of this looks considering the race-based tribes that began the season. As of right now, all the black people except one, and all the Latinos except one, have been voted out of Survivor Cook Islands.

This past week, Jonathan changed his allegiance yet again, and helped the smaller alliance in a newly merged tribe vote out Nate. This happened after Yul decided to trust Jonathan again, which is either brilliant or stupid, or both.

Here’s our increasingly horrifying tally of the number of people voted out so far, as of week 10:

  • Aitu (Latino): 4
  • Hiki (black): 4
  • Puka (Asian): 3
  • Raro (white): 1

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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